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Old 02.02.2011, 14:28
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

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I very much doubt if all the data is totally lost. I suspect that it is more likely that Flickr do not consider it cost effective to restore the wiped files.
my guess is that they don't have backups of photos (only backups of user accounts etc.) as they would be too big. instead they store all data on a distributed filesystem and rely on internal replication to handle hardware failure. in case of a delete, i suspect the files would have been quickly overwritten.
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

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Hi,

Did you have a pro account??
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maybe not what people are looking for but I can recommend smugmug highly...

they backup to 4 data centres and although not free you get unlimited storage

course you should always have multiple local and off-site backups too
I second that, they have been around for a long time
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

Flickr restores lost photos:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02...s_lost_photos/
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Old 04.02.2011, 17:35
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

Flickr have managed to save its face. I don't trust online photo storage. If you want to be sure and on the safe side then always make backup on your own external drive and DVD. No website will take care of your stuff the way you can only do. It's your own content afterall.
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Old 04.02.2011, 17:43
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Good news for the customer. Its good to see that Flickr realised the potential damage to its reputation.

I wonder if the customer will continue to trust them.
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Old 28.02.2011, 19:27
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

Not to be outdone, Google has reset the accounts on thousands of gmail users...
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Old 28.02.2011, 19:31
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

So far for the new " cloud " computers

Fail !
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Old 28.02.2011, 23:15
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Re: Flickr deletes 4,000 photos from Zurich photographer and can't get them back

Flickr is not a cloud storage service, it is a photo sharing service. You should never use it as a backup service.

I don't know why this person's account was deleted, but Flickr deletes accounts all of the time (without any restoration option) for violations of their TOS. This is quite common in fact, whether you pay for the service or not. It seems in this case, the account was deleted by error, so fortunately this person was able to recover their account.

On the other hand, one of my workshop students had a hard drive fail, and he was able to recover most of the lost files because he had them stored on Flickr. Again, the lesson here is have a backup plan. It was great he had them on Flickr, but it's much better to have them backed up locally.

While I would never use Flickr for photo storage, it is, however, a great place for sharing my work with people who enjoy the type of work I create (I use the account for my fine art nude and erotic photography). I have a community of nearly 3000 followers on the site and they give me valuable feedback on new images I post from time to time.

Flickr is a vibrant community that appeals to many different types of photographers and it has some very useful tools and features on the site. There are certainly other options out there, but to my knowledge, Flickr is one of the largest communities of it's kind and it's been around a long time. That being said, recently there were rumors it might be shut down or sold because Yahoo (they own Flickr) is currently downsizing certain businesses.

User beware.
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